Mini-Course Day 1: “Fast Start to Systems Thinking”
I know that owning a business brings a lot of daily challenges and frustrations that can remove much of the joy. I’ve owned several companies and worked in the trenches with many business owners over the years. Regretfully, it took much of my career to figure out the one absolute way to solve every business problem and eliminate most of the aches and pains.
Have you ever had any of these or similar thoughts?
- “My cash flow is stressing me out.”
- “I can’t seem to hire good people.”
- “Our quality needs improvement.”
- “Employees are wasting time.”
- “I don’t get enough sales leads.”
- “Profits are down.”
In this 10-Day Fast-Start Min-Course, I want to show you how well-designed systems and processes are the solutions to all of your business problems. You may be thinking, “I already have systems.” And I know you do. But frankly, most people don’t fully understand the true nature of systems, and how to develop them for maximum results.
|“Let systems run the business and people run the systems. People come and go but the systems remain constant” (Michael Gerber, “E-Myth Revisited”).|
Discover the Power of Effective Business Systems
Effective systems are the essential building blocks of every successful and profitable business; they encompass every business function! The ability to create effective business systems and processes is a learned skill based on powerful and proven principles. In the next ten days, I’m going to discuss ways you can harness the power of your business systems to create a high-performance organization that will increase your customer loyalty, profitability, and overall business success.
What exactly is an effective system? It is a procedure, process, method, or course of action that produces a consistent and measurable result. Systems enable your business to accomplish its most important objective—to profitably find and keep customers—even without your hands-on involvement!
Good systems are the “magic formula” for success! They increase efficiency, accomplish objectives, and give customers what they want every single time. They are the solution to frustrations, waste of resources, poor performance, and other business problems.
While the right people are critical to an organization, a mature business operation has fully developed systems and is systems-dependent rather than people-dependent.
If properly designed and implemented, systems boost cash flow and profit. The financial return of good business systems far exceeds the cost of their development.
When I go about doing business in the marketplace, I don’t get frustrated with people so much anymore. I see poorly designed or executed systems. And the person usually at fault is the business owner, not the employees. Owners or managers have failed to install an effective system or process. Could that be happening to you?
System Development is the Master Skill
I’m now going to make a rather bold statement: Developing effective business systems is the primary skill that must be mastered by the small-business owner and entrepreneur! All business functions—marketing, finance, and operations—fall within the scope of this single skill mastery.
When all of your business systems and processes—marketing, accounting, customer care, hiring, production, order fulfillment, and so forth—are delivering predetermined, consistent, and desirable results, your business will grow and flourish. It will become remarkable!
One day, you will be able to sell your company for top dollar, franchise it, or hire someone to manage it for you. You will enjoy the rich harvest of your labors. There is no other way!
Developing effective business systems is both an art and a science. I teach you how to do it in my eCourse, “Box Theory™: Double Your Profit with High-Performance Systems and Processes,” I think it’s the best few bucks you can spend. There is no risk, so please take a look (I never get requests for refunds with this ebook).
I think you’ll see the same value as did a recent customer:
“WOW! This Is Great. I’ll be eating this up all weekend. Can’t wait to share results with you.”—Jay M.
Tomorrow we will discuss how the quality and efficiency of your business systems lead to lower costs, higher profit, and a competitive advantage—just what you need in our ailing economy!
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Mini-Course, “Fast-Start to Systems Thinking”